GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, is pleased to announce its involvement with the Veterans Administration American Lake Project, which received the RoofPoint™ Excellence in Design Award honorable mention for Public Sector Leadership. The project was among 100 entries for this year’s awards and was selected for demonstrating significant leadership in advancing sustainable roofing practices and awareness for public sector facilities.
The Lakewood, WA project included 26,000 square feet of GAF’s GardenScapes™ Garden Roof System across 12 separate roof areas, which included 80,000 locally grown and native sedum plants. GardenScapes™ protects the roof membrane, increases longevity, reduces water run-off, and beautifies the building’s aesthetic. Also installed was 50,000 square feet of EverGuard 80 mil white TPO. Engineered to provide superior long-term performance and enhanced durability, EverGuard TPO is strong, reflective, and suitable for use in all types of single-ply systems.
The Veterans Administration American Lake Project is currently seeking LEED Gold certification.
The 2012 RoofPoint™ Excellence in Design Award recognizes the best in design and installation of long-lasting, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly roof systems. Annual award winners are selected from projects that best exemplify the mission and meet the criteria of RoofPoint™.
RoofPoint™ is a voluntary, consensus-based green rating system developed by the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing to provide a means for building owners and designers to select nonresidential roof systems based on long-term energy and environmental benefits. RoofPoint™ serves as a simple, transparent, and professional measure to validate that new and replacement roof systems are designed, installed, and maintained in accordance with the best sustainable practices available today.
Founded in 1886, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.
With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection Shingle Technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. The company has also developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.
GAF also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel.
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